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Acne treatment (benzoyl peroxide)

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: July 12, 2021 2:32 PM
Anonymous 3 months

usually i had use benzoyl peroxide to treat my acne and my comedonal acne and also the tiny bumps , is it safe to put benzoyl peroxide on tiny bumps or acne ? By the way , i had watched a dermatologist video on youtube about benzoyl peroxide , he said that dont use benzoyl peroxide to treat acne because can cause skin aging , kill good cells on skin and also breaks down the collagen , is it true ? ,

Dr Sri Viknarajan 3 months
General Practitioner

Hi,Thank you for the question .
According to your question,you are enquiring about a use of a medication for your skin condition.
We would love to help you.

The most common adverse effect from benzoyl peroxide is its bleaching quality. At higher concentrations, topical benzoyl peroxide causes mild dryness, erythema, and scaling.

There are also case reports of contact dermatitis in a small percentage of patients, which should arouse suspicion in patients who develop marked erythema and irritation at the treatment site.

In such instances, the prudent course of action is to discontinue the use of benzoyl peroxide.

Benzoyl peroxide is not indicated for use around the eyes, nose, mouth, mucous membranes, and open skin as it may cause severe irritation.

Patients should limit their UV exposure and apply sunscreen to decrease the risk of developing phototoxicity and skin irritation.

It would be ideal if you were to consult a skin specialist before applying anything on your face .

A dermatologist would be able to prescribe your the most appropriate treatment based on the condition of your skin.

This would avoid further issues related to it and you would be able to see a much better result.

We hope you would contact us for your further enquiries and to seek the best possible treatment based on a proper medical consultation.

Thank you and we hope our reply is helpful.

Get a Dermatologist to help you with your skin’s condition !

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Last Updated: Mon Jul 12 2021 14:32:28 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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